Tavio De’Shawn Whitehead

Tavio De’Shawn Whitehead

HIGH POINT — Weeks after pleading guilty to assault and sex charges  from an incident at High Point Central High School last fall a registered sex offender revisited the school's campus and faces three new charges.

A judge suspended the prison sentence of Tavio De'Shawn Whitehead, 18, of 513 N. Centennial St. after he pleaded guilty to assault by strangulation and sexual battery on March 31, but officers charged him again on April 17 when he returned to the school. 

Whitehead faces assault on a female and injury to personal property charges, a news release from the High Point Police Department stated. 

High Point Police Capt. Mike Kirk told the News & Record Thursday that Whitehead was served with a criminal subpoena for an incident involving a 16-year-old female. 

Last fall, Whitehead was charged with first-degree rape and assault by strangulation of a 14-year-old student he agreed to meet at the high school for sex. Whitehead was 17 years old at the time.

It's unclear if the victims are related. Kirk couldn't immediately be reached for comment. 

Whitehead did not receive a rape conviction. He pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual battery. 

Prior to the plea agreement, Whitehead had spent six months in jail. A judge sentenced him to a maximum of 19 months in prison but suspended the sentence. 

The judge also ordered Whitehead to register as a sex offender, which prevents him from going to a school campus. 

 Officers charged Whitehead Saturday with a sex offender violation for unlawfully being on the premises of an educational institution.

Whitehead is in the Guilford County Jail under a $75,000 bail. 

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